Washington University Libraries Join HathiTrust Partnership

Posted on January 26, 2012 by


From a News Release:

Washington University Libraries has joined HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries to preserve and provide access to the published record in a digital form, announced Shirley K. Baker, Washington University’s vice chancellor for scholarly resources and dean of University Libraries.

WUSTL, which joined HathiTrust Jan. 1, 2012, now is partnering with more than 60 other major academic and research libraries from across the United States and the world in an effort to preserve and share the record of human knowledge.

“We are pleased and proud to join the HathiTrust, an effort in which leading research libraries are greatly expanding virtual collections that are available to all members,” Baker says.

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In addition to gaining new access for current students, faculty and staff, WUSTL Libraries will have the opportunity to digitize rare or unique public domain works from their own collections and deposit those digitized materials in the HathiTrust repository, where they may be accessed by persons affiliated with any of the HathiTrust members.

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